The George Mason University, Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations invites qualified candidates to apply for a part-time Development Assistant position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations:
Advancement’s mission is to build strong, lifelong relationships with George Mason University’s alumni and constituents, while matching their philanthropic interests with the university aspirations and priorities. The division is committed to serving the needs of the university, our alumni, and the greater community by providing access to quality education and lifelong learning. Respect, service, integrity, collaboration, diversity, transparency, and creativity are the values that guide our work and culture.
Development/Advancement Staff of the Hylton Performing Arts Center (HPAC) implements all aspects of fundraising for HPAC for the annual fund, i.e., Friends membership, Anniversary Gala, Capital campaign for building the new Educational Wing and the HPAC endowment, and working closely with the Mason Alumni and Advancement team as well as the George Mason University Foundation.
About the Position:
The Development Assistant provides administrative support related to Friends membership, Anniversary Gala, Capital campaign for building the new Educational Wing and the HPAC endowment, and working closely with the Mason Alumni and Advancement team as well as the George Mason University Foundation. This will include campaign management, special events, mailings, database management, i.e., ADVANCE, ORBIS Reports, and the day to day operations of the Development Office.
Provides administrative support for all aspects of the HPAC Development Advancement Team;
Arranges and coordinates all internal and external activities, appointments, group meetings, conferences, workshops and scheduling on behalf of them as needed;
Handles administrative tasks associated with the Development Office, including committees and meetings (i.e., prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, follow-up actions, etc.);
Assembles donor kits and presentation materials for events and meetings;
Coordinates mailings, both mail and electronic, including building mailing lists, creating and proofreading content, coordination of printing, and managing assembly and distribution including volunteer management;
Assists the Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development and the Development Manager & Corporate Relations Officer in maintaining appropriate relations with prospects, donors, external community, corporate leaders and financial institutions as well as internal university community;
Supports the administrative functions by maintaining working files for Development/Advancement department as well as preparing copies for other offices, development research and select individuals;
Functions as staff support during major fundraising events, performances, and other-related events;
Other duties, as assigned by the Director of Development
Associates degree required or the equivalent level of training and experience;
Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communications, which encompass the capacity to draft and edit correspondence;
Proficient in office procedures, including meeting preparation and event planning, word processing, database management, file maintenance and creation, and problem solving;
Ability to effectively manage multiple deadlines simultaneously; ability to operate in a fast-moving and varied work situation;
Ability to thrive in a team-dependent and collaborative work environment;
Office experience, with executive support including meeting planning, document creation and preparation.
Experience in a higher education a plus;
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49978
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.